Period
to 20 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Taunton with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
Somerset > Taunton
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 6 15
Rank change year-on-year -4 +9 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 21 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Taunton 11.57% 21.21% 22.80%
As % of the Vendors category 46.67% 50.00% 35.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 37
Taunton median daily rate £320 £350 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% -5.02% +5.29%
10th Percentile £101 £213 £293
90th Percentile £586 £925 £491
Somerset median daily rate £325 £368 £375
% change year-on-year -11.56% -2.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Taunton median hourly rate £23.00 £11.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +109.09% -21.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £14.90 £10.20 £13.10
90th Percentile £24.30 £11.80 £21.38
Somerset median hourly rate £35.75 £19.25 £17.30
% change year-on-year +85.71% +11.27% -13.50%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Taunton.

All Vendors
Taunton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 30 42 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Taunton 24.79% 42.42% 63.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 25 100
Taunton median daily rate £315 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.08% -13.33% +5.26%
10th Percentile £101 £213 £294
90th Percentile £530 £433 £488
Somerset median daily rate £351 £359 £375
% change year-on-year -2.16% -4.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Taunton median hourly rate £22.00 £12.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.33% -14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £16.00 £10.40 £13.10
90th Percentile £24.10 £14.40 £21.38
Somerset median hourly rate £24.00 £21.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year +11.63% -43.79% +90.96%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Taunton

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Taunton.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Taunton

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Taunton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Taunton

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Taunton over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Taunton

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Taunton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Taunton

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Taunton region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (50.00%) Office 365
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) ITIL
5 3 (21.43%) GIS
5 3 (21.43%) ESRI
5 3 (21.43%) ArcGIS
5 3 (21.43%) Migration
5 3 (21.43%) Unix
5 3 (21.43%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) CISSP
5 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
5 3 (21.43%) Information Management
5 3 (21.43%) Maven
5 3 (21.43%) JSP 440
5 3 (21.43%) Apache Hive
5 3 (21.43%) SIEM
5 3 (21.43%) CentOS
5 3 (21.43%) OWASP
5 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (21.43%) nginx
5 3 (21.43%) Hadoop
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (21.43%) Big Data
5 3 (21.43%) Cloudera
5 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
5 3 (21.43%) Ansible
5 3 (21.43%) Docker

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Taunton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) ArcGIS
1 3 (21.43%) nginx
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) Office 365
2 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Apache Hive
1 3 (21.43%) Big Data
1 3 (21.43%) GIS
1 3 (21.43%) Hadoop
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
1 3 (21.43%) Maven
1 3 (21.43%) Sonatype Nexus
1 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Security Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Security Technical Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) SharePoint Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Assurance Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Security Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
4 1 (7.14%) Customer Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) SCCM Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) SCCM Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) ModSecurity
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) CentOS
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Unix
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) DevOps
3 3 (21.43%) Information Management
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) OWASP
3 3 (21.43%) SIEM
3 3 (21.43%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Coaching
5 1 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Information Security
5 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) Project Governance
5 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.14%) Time Management
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Dart
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CESG Certified Professional
1 3 (21.43%) CISSP
1 3 (21.43%) CLAS
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Ansible
2 2 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Cloudera
1 3 (21.43%) ESRI
1 3 (21.43%) Red Hat